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Andy Warhol : the late work
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987.
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Publication Information:
[München] : [Prestel], [2004]
Physical Description:
3 volumes (156; 174; 135 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Exhibition catalog.

Exhibition in Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, February 14 - May 31, 2004 ; traveling to the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, June 13 - September 12, 2004 ; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, October 2, 2004 - January 9, 2005 ; Musee d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, January 27 - May 8, 2005.
Contents: Vol. 1. Paintings & wallpapers - v. 2. Photographs/films/videos/books/interviews - v. 3. Texts.
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N6537.W28 A4 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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From 1972 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol worked prodigiously on a variety of projects. Sublime examples of his work from this period are gathered in this elegantly designed collection which includes essays on the artist and interviews with him. This collection of paintings, photographs, prints, video stills, and interviews from the last fifteen years of Warhol's career are presented in a three-volume slip-cased set. Along with his best known later works, which include his Oxidations, Camouflage, and Rorschachs, this set contains stills from Warhol's forays into filmmaking, including L'Amour, Women in Revolt and Heat. Contact sheets from his work in photography offer an intimate glimpse of the glittering world of 1980's New York. The artist's books and renowned conversations, including his last interview with Paul Taylor, round out this superb exploration of Warhol's last years.

Author Notes

Born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of immigrant Czech parents, American artist Andy Warhol studied art at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. He then worked as a commercial artist in New York City. In the early 1960s, Warhol became the most famous pioneer of "pop art," which used comic books, advertisements, and consumer goods as subject matter. Warhol's colorful paintings of Campbell's soup can labels, boxes of Brillo pads, and celebrity icons such as Marilyn Monroe, became among the most recognizable examples of pop art. Warhol was also a filmmaker as well as a painter and graphic artist; his more memorable films include Trash (1969) and Frankenstein (1973). His studio, called "The Factory," became infamous as a locale for eccentrics and eccentric behavior, much of it associated with the New York drug scene. It was Warhol who predicted that, "in the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." (Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

FINE ARTS This catalog for the exhibit currently traveling throughout Europe consists of three volumes concentrating on Warhol's output from 1972 to 1987. The essays and interviews presented in Volume 1 are quirky, rigorous, and memorable. Writers as diverse as Rosalind Krauss and Gerard Malanga are featured, along with an entire volume of black-and-white contact sheets, film stills, and, of course, celebrity snapshots some of which have never before been published. The volume concerning itself with paintings is arguably the most typical of the three, with widely known examples of large-format later work, many in fold-out format. Warhol collectors will enjoy the ephemeral images and the novelty slipcase "Oxidation" painting. However, libraries may want to consider the volumes of the catalogue raisonn? as a more complete Warhol investment. Douglas McClemont, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

This three-part exhibition catalog reintroduces Andy Warhol's later (and largely neglected) works to the public. The quality of the written contributions in the first volume is uneven. Although several of the entries are concise and insightful, others are jargon-filled to the point of being incomprehensible to the lay reader. In one instance, the visual impact of Warhol's work is overshadowed by the author's rather wordy explanation of his own theories. Those unfamiliar with Warhol's artistry and Pop Art in general may find the interviews contained within to be confusing. The historical overview of his installation art, the biography/time line of his career, and the selected bibliography are the best features. The second volume is devoted to his photography, films, books, and interviews, including contact sheets that provide the viewer with a window into the artist's film-editing process. The third volume, which encompasses his paintings and wallpapers, is the most engaging part of the set. In summary, this catalog is an uneven but not unworthy attempt to revive interest in the later works of an artist who remains a subject of controversy and debate. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. M. Miller Longview Community College